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Hurricane Modules at Work During National Preparedness Month

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Last month, the day after Tropical Storm Isaac swept through earthquake-ravaged Haiti, staff from St. Damien’s Children’s Hospital in Haiti deployed its Direct Relief Hurricane Preparedness Module into one of the poorest and most vulnerable areas of Haiti—the slum known as Cite-Soleil. At the beginning of hurricane season in June, Direct Relief sent 15 hurricane preparedness modules to 10 partners in seven […]

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Partner Spotlight: Edna Adan University Hospital, Somaliland

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Somaliland is a difficult place to be a woman. Childbirth in particular brings with it serious risks. Lack of access to trained health professionals; low uptake of antenatal care; high rates of malnutrition; and prevalence of female genital cutting all increase the chances that complications may occur. While rates of maternal mortality are still some of the highest in the […]

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Honoring Health Center Week in Newark

In celebration of National Health Center Week, Newark Community Health Centers, Inc. (NCHC) in Newark, NJ will be hosting an event Friday, August 10th at 11 AM ET. Direct Relief CEO, Thomas Tighe and Vice President, Philanthropic Investment Anthoula Randopoulos will be in attendance to honor the work of community health centers alongside NCHC staff. Guest speakers for the event […]

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State of the Safety Net Release: Nonprofit Clinics Face Challenges

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An alarming majority of U.S. nonprofit health centers, community clinics, and free clinics are seeing increased patient numbers, expect to treat more patients without insurance and predict more challenging conditions in the upcoming year based on funding and patient trends, according to data released today in the largest national survey of these facilities. The findings are contained in Direct Relief’s […]

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Partner Spotlight: Family Care Health Centers

This is part of our partner interview series featuring Barry Wilson of Family Care Health Centers in St. Louis, MO. After 37 years of practice, Pharmacist Barry Wilson BS, MS, JD made a career decision. Having worked in a variety of settings, including pharmaceutical manufacturing, small neighborhood stores, chain stores, and nuclear pharmacy, Wilson decided to focus his work on […]

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Partner Talk: Last Mile Health

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Today Direct Relief partners Dr. Raj Panjabi and Agatha Sandy visited our headquarters to discuss their work with Last Mile Health, an organization in Liberia seeking to bring health care to the world’s remote villages by training local women, former patients, and refugees to be frontline health workers. In the post-civil war country where 2/3 of the women were raped […]

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